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Quila Maria's Tequila Ria

Ready-To-Drink Margaritas & Tequila

Regulation Crowdfunding
Tampa, FL
Food & Beverage
Accepting International Investment

Ready-to-Drink Margaritas and Tequila

Invest in Quila Maria's Tequila Ria

According to Nielson, margaritas are the most popular drink in the United States with 60% of people claiming it as their go-to alcoholic beverage*. Here at Quila Maria's, we want to capitalize on that already existing market. To do that, we have one simple goal; make a great margarita.


We make a pre-mixed margarita using all-real and delicious ingredients. That means, real sugar, real lime juice, real triple sec and most importantly, real tequila. And not just any tequila... We use Blue Head Tequila, imported from Mexico, which has won the prestigious double gold medal for all three styles of tequila; Silver, Reposado, and Anejo.


These real ingredients gives us one tasty margarita. Refreshing, crisp and authentic. We believe Quila Maria's margaritas are unmatched in quality and taste by other brands of ready-to-drink margaritas.


With the help of StartEngine, we want to get our authentic cocktails onto the shelves of 3,000 supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores and other retailers in Florida. Once we have a presence in our home state, we anticipate expanding into Illinois, Texas, South Carolina and Arkansas. With the flavor and quality we offer, compared to other margaritas on the market, as well as our existing relationships with major regional retailers, we believe we can gain significant market traction quickly.


So, take a sip of Quila Maria's margarita and be transported to the beaches of Mexico. Let yourself relax whenever, wherever with the real, fresh tastes that make margaritas such a popular cocktail. Save money on a plane ticket, walk into your nearest liquor retailer, and walk out with vacation in a bottle: Quila Maria's "real" ready-to-drink margarita. 

"Saludo! My Amigos and Amigas."         

Quila Maria Margarita Lopez

The Offering

Investment

$1.00 per Membership Unit│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $8.1 Million Dollars 


Perks*

Level 1: Each investor that purchases 500 shares of Membership Units will receive a Quila Maria's Payment Voucher that can be used to purchase one bottle of Quila Maria's Classic Lime Margaritas. 

Level 2:  Invest $1,000-$2,500 and receive a Payment Voucher to purchase one bottle each of Quila Maria's Classic Lime Margaritas, Silver and Mesquite tequilas. 

Level 3: Invest $5,000-$10,000 and receive a Payment Voucher to purchase one bottle each of Quila Maria's Classic Lime Margaritas, Silver and Mesquite tequila's + one bottle of Tequila Blue Head, investor's choice of Silver, Reposado or Anejo. 


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


"Margaritas always taste better in Mexico"

Quila Maria Maragrita Lopez

What's Inside Each Bottle


Real Sugar

Harvested from the many sugar plantations in and near Guadalajara. We do not use fructose or any other sweeteners. Real margaritas are made with real sugar. 


Real Lime

Not artificial. Real lime juice from the largest lime juice company in the world, Citrojugo, located in the lime juice capital of the world, Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, located southwest of Guadalajara on Mexico’s beautiful tropical Pacific Coast.


Real Triple Sec

Soon, we will make our own, here in Florida using the best oranges in the world, harvested only a few miles from our distillery.


Real Tequila

Not just any tequila, but Tequila Blue Head, winner of three prestigious "Double Gold" medals in 2008, for all three styles of tequila, Blanco, Reposado and Anejo. An unusual feat, to our knowledge, no other tequila (or spirit) has won three theDouble Gold medals in one year


Silver, Reposado and Anejo all win Double Gold medals in 2008.

Award Winning Tequila

"The Double Gold medal is reserved for those spirits who receive a unanimous vote from all twenty-four industry judges on our panel."


San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Florida Welcomed 113 million Visitors in 2016

Source

Why We Built Our Tequila Ria in Florida

Florida has a resident population of nearly 21 million and recorded the second highest growth rate in 2017. Additionally, 113 million people visited Florida in 2016. It boasts travel destinations like Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Legoland, countless golf courses, hundreds of miles of pure white beaches with blue and green waters.


The vast majority of tourists go to the beach and drink margaritas and because of this, we will target all grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, pharmacies and discount stores on or near the beaches. Once a tourist taste our margaritas, they will remember Quila Maria's when they return to Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, Illinois, Texas and Arkansas. This will facilitate growth in those states once the Company has distribution there, as many of the visitors who drink our margaritas while on vacation, will recognize the brand when they head home. 


Our Company’s managers previous business experiences with major retailers in Florida, Publix Supermarkets, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Sam’s Club and many local and independent liquor retailers, gives the Company access to these retailers. Our Classic Lime margaritas are low alcohol content and consequently can be sold in these retailers, giving Quila Maria’s margaritas a unique advantage over our competitors.


Please remember, we use real tequila in our margaritas. They are not made with malt-beverage or agave wine, only with real tequila, a low alcohol blend that is the authentic way they are made in Mexico. This gives us access to thousands of retailers who are able to sell our margaritas with only a beer and wine license.

Source

We found that beach... The one with margaritas.

Our Starting Five

Tequila Mesquite

Aged with mesquite wood for a smoky, sweet honey taste.

Tequila Silver

Taste the agave. Ideal for making margaritas, tequila sunrises and any cocktail for the taste of Mexico. 

Classic Lime Margaritas

Perfecto! The ultimate balance between sweet, sour and tequila.

Pina Colada

"Put de lime in the Coconut..." 

...and some banana, pineapple and rum.

 A true visit to the tropics!

Sangria Rita

Real Blueberry. Real Pomegranate. 

Real Acai Berry. Real Blood Orange.

Who We Are

The founders, Jesse Lee Carrigan and Jose Leonardo Lopez, have been partners for thirteen years, co-founding Tequila Blue Head and Quila Maria’s. Between them, they have more than forty years’ experience in the agave fields, distilleries, importing, marketing and distribution of tequila and margaritas.


Our other partners are also highly qualified and knowledgeable in their respective fields. Dalton L. Lott has in excess of fifty years’ experience in marketing. He has marketed such products as Sadler’s Meats, Pace Picante Sauce, Margaritaville (his Company wrote the business plan) and Sweet N Low.


Our distiller, Mr. Jorge Camacho has many years experience in distilling tequila. He was employed by Jose Cuervo for nineteen years, the largest tequila company, and for Sauza, the third largest tequila company. Additionally, he was one of the co-founders and organizers of the Consejo Regulador de Tequila (the “CRT), the organization that oversees the tequila industry in Mexico. As a team, they know the business backwards and forwards, and they have a a passion for it beyond that. With years of hard work and experience in business, marketing and retail, they're well positioned to capitalize on the tremendous product that they've built.

Jose Leonardo Lopez and Jesse Lee Carrigan

Why Margaritas and Tequila....

Because that's what America is drinking.

According to Nielsen;   

  • Margaritas are the #1 selling Cocktail in America. For 20+ years.

  • Pina Coladas are the third best selling cocktail.

  • 67% of Chili's customers prefer a margarita to any other cocktail.

  • Tequila (44%) is now the preferred liquor base for cocktails, ahead of Vodka and Rum.

Read the Report

George Clooney and his two friends sold Casamigos Tequila to Diageo for $1 Billion. 

...And because we think we can make some $!

Skinny Girl margaritas sold to Beam Global for $90 million on sales of $9 million.


To attain such goal as Skinnygirl margaritas, we need to generate annual sales of approximately $9-$10 million. This would require selling 75,000 cases of margaritas and 25,000 cases of tequila annually. We believe we can reach that level three years after beginning sales. 

What we need to do....

  • Complete build out of our bottling plant for Quila Maria's margaritas and tequila in Tampa, FL.

  • Bottle our Classic Lime margaritas in two presentations: 750 ml glass bottles and 1.75 ml PET bottles.

  • Bottle Quila Maria’s Silver and Mesquite tequilas.

  • Expand our product mix in early 2019 to include a 375 ml aluminum bottle with our Classic Lime, Pina Colada and Sangria Rita presentations.

  • In the summer of 2019, bottle our Tequila Blue Head in three styles, Blanco, Reposado and Anejo.

Get Full Distribution in Florida...

We do this by:

  • Getting placement of our margaritas in all Publix Supermarkets and liquor stores and in all Walgreens, CVSs & Walmarts.

  • Appoint distributors who distribute to the entire retail trade. 

  • Our margaritas have an ABV of 6%, which enables us to get on all retail shelves. If a retailer has a beer-and-wine license, he can sell our "Real Margaritas."

Tequila Mountain as seen from a Blue Agave field.

Invest in Quila Maria's Today!

The time is right for Quila Maria’s!  The right time for our margaritas. The right time for ourbusiness. The right time to invest. We have sourced the best there is to offer; ingredients, tequila, and the knowledge and ability of our team.


The right place. From Guadalajara and Colima to Tampa. The right product, the number one selling cocktail in America for more than 25 years, the margarita. Bold. Authentic. A perfect blend of the best things that make the best cocktail. Perfecto!


In the not so distant future, the pretty woman with green eyes and the hibiscus in her hair will be seen throughout America’s liquor stores and supermarkets.

Saludo! Drink up!

Offering Summary

Offering

Maximum 107,000* Class A Membership Units ($107,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 10,000 Class A Membership Units ($10,000)


Company
Quila Maria's Tequila Ria LLC
 

Corporate Address
10257 Windhorst Road, Tampa, Florida 33619
 

Description of Business
We produce and bottle Ready-To-Drink margaritas and import tequila in bulk and bottle. We sell our products to licensed distributors.
 

Type of Security Offered
Class A Membership Units (Non-Voting)
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.00 per share
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
 $500











Investor Perks*:

Level 1: Each investor that purchases 500 shares of Membership Units will receive a Quila Maria's Payment Voucher that can be used to purchase one bottle of Quila Maria's Classic Lime Margaritas.  

Level 2:  Invest $1,000-$2,500 and receive a Payment Voucher to purchase one bottle each of Quila Maria's Classic Lime Margaritas, Silver and Mesquite tequilas. 

Level 3: Invest $5,000-$10,000 and receive a Payment Voucher to purchase one bottle each of Quila Maria's Classic Lime Margaritas, Silver and Mesquite tequila's + one bottle of Tequila Blue Head, investor's choice of Silver, Reposado or Anejo. 

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Quila Maria's Tequila Ria LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any units you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 Membership Units at $1 / unit, you will receive 10 bonus units meaning you'll own 110 shares for $100.   Fractional units will not be distributed and unit bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company's might incur an irregular Use of Proceeds, particularly at the Tier 1 level of funds available. This could happen as a result of slow, or failure, by the Company to raise the maximum amount of capital to fund the operations planned at the respective levels. The Company expects to generate enough revenue to provide for adequate payroll, rent, and other operating expenses; however, no assurance can be made that might happen. If so, the Company would be forced to use the funds from the capital raise to maintain and pay fixed costs.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$275,187.00 USD
$6,275.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$32,502.00 USD
$3,775.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$20.00 USD
$14,321.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$40,050.00 USD
$44,321.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$92,926.00 USD
-$79,146.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Today our lime juice arrives!

about 1 year ago

The last component for our Real Margaritas arrives today, lime juice. When we say Real Lime Juice, we mean it. Imported from Colima, Tecoman, Mexico, the lime juice capital of the world. There is none better. It is perfect for our Classic Lime Margaritas. Once you taste them, you will know why we went to Mexico to get 'em.  Stunningly good tart taste.

Thank you San Angelo! Four new investors in the last few days of our campaign.

For those followers who have not "jumped in," today is the day. I'm not sure if we will extend the time limit, and I mean that, so come on, do it today. Invest now.

Bottling Update.

about 1 year ago

Seven days. We need your help to increase the current funding by $7,000, from $11,000 to approximately $18,000. We can accomplish this by doing two things; we ask current investors to add 10% more to your investment, and we ask ten other investors who are following us to go ahead and invest...this would get us to our self-imposed threshold.( Startengin has a 120% of minimum threshold, so we are a little short there)

Finally, after 19 weeks of delay, our tequila cleared the border last night in Nuevo Laredo and is now headed for delivery in Tampa this Monday, August 20. We expect to make our first batch, 210 cases before the weeks end, next Friday. 

Now that production is imminent, we will begin the seek distribution. We have three states targeted initially, Florida, Texas and Colorado. We must register our labels in those states. We expect approval in Florida and Colorado, Texas will be somewhat slower, but we can and will get it done.

We thank you for investing with us to reach the goals we desire.

Kind regards.

Jesse Lee Carrigan

 

Bottling Update.

about 1 year ago

Our tequila distilling partner in Mexico has informed us the authorities in Mexico City have given him the clearance to export tequila to Quila Maria's in Tampa, subject to receiving all the paperwork from the governing agency. They only timeline they gave his was "soon." We believe so, perhaps as "soon" as the first part of the next week. 

Once that has occured, our shipment of tequila will be released and sent to Tampa. That should take about two weeks to clear customs and transport the product.

We are ready. Labels, our license, permits, bottles, caps, ingredients, boxes and us, are ready.

Thanks for hangin' on.  

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